Elwira Standili’s Idols dream comes to an end

10:01 AM (34 Minutes ago) Entertainment

On Idols SA season 11 another contestant left the stage as the Top 8 bid farewell to Elwira Standili from Worcester, who gave up her studies to pursue a life in the limelight.  

High LSMs and their Sunday papers

9:29 AM (1 Hour ago) Media News

City Press and Rapport are Sunday newspapers that reach a wealthy South African market that is not necessarily made up of white native English speakers. These two Ads24 high LSM Sunday titles reach 4.7 million unduplicated readers through their print and digital properties. 

New Afrikaans film is a tale of hardship, suffering but ultimately glory

9:13 AM (1 Hour ago) Entertainment
Dark Matter Studios (Leading Lady) and Collective Dream Films (Platteland) recently completed the production of the feature film, Modder en Bloed. The movie will be on cinema screens nationwide in April 2016.

Are South African brands sleeping when it comes to feminism?

9:06 AM (1 Hour ago) Opinion
Not since the bra-burning feminism heydays of the 60s has the world taken such an interest in the affairs of women. So says Added Value South Africa Project Manager, Kirsten Clarke.

Get Inked for kids fighting cancer

8:27 AM (2 Hours ago) Publicity News
On Saturday, 17 October 2015, tattoo aficionados across South Africa will help raise funds for kids battling cancer and dispel society’s negative perceptions of people with ink, when they support the fourth annual Tattoo-a-thon in aid of CHOC Childhood Cancer Foundation of South Africa. 

Mafikizolo to rock the Durban Botanical Gardens this October

15:57 PM (2 Days ago) Entertainment

Afro-pop duo Mafikizolo will perform at the Old Mutual Music at the Lake picnic concert on Sunday, 18 October, at Durban’s scenic botanical gardens.

New programme manager for Jacaranda FM

15:29 PM (2 Days ago) People on the Move
Jacaranda FM announced today that Gavin Meiring has been appointed as the new programme manager to the award-winning radio station.

Eat Out announces SA's best restaurants

15:18 PM (2 Days ago) Media News
Over the past two days, the nominees for the Top 10 of this year’s Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards were announced – five at a time – in a video campaign.

SPARK Media welcomes new staff

15:14 PM (2 Days ago) People on the Move
SPARK Media, Caxton’s newest sales powerhouse and the resulting fusion between NAB and Habari Media, has announced a number of new staff appointments.

MasterChef SA's Van der Watt sisters publish cookbook

14:57 PM (2 Days ago) New on the Shelf
During the screening of the MasterChef South Africa 2013 series, TV viewers were both fascinated by, and impressed with, the Van der Wat sisters.

Jack Daniel’s Boomtown Joburg postponed to 2016

14:46 PM (2 Days ago) Events
Airey Scott announced the postponement of the inaugural Jack Daniel’s Boomtown Joburg music and lifestyle festival originally scheduled for Saturday, 17 October, at Zoo Lake Sports Club – to a new date on Saturday, 12 March 2016.

Tyger Valley Centre takes top honours at the SACSC Footprint Marketing Awards

14:17 PM (2 Days ago) Awards
The South African Council of Shopping Centres’ (SACSC) Footprint Marketing Awards were announced at the SACSC’s 19th Annual Congress, currently underway in Durban, and the coveted top award - the Spectrum Award - was given to Cape Town’s Tyger Valley Centre.

Measuring social media ROI

14:13 PM (2 Days ago) Editorial Desk
So you’ve got a winning social media plan, you’re working hard at sticking to your strategy and your posts are nearing perfection. That’s great news. But how do you know if what you’re doing is working?

Superbalist talks all things Snapchat

14:06 PM (2 Days ago) Social Media News

Every brand with a brain has a few social media accounts. Facebook, Twitter and Instagram are old hat, so now some more forward-thinking brands are connecting with their customers on other, more personal, channels. One in particular is Snapchat.

SA film wins main prize at the Portland Film Festival

13:51 PM (2 Days ago) Awards
In a first for South Africa, the locally produced and filmed movie, For Love and Broken Bones, has won the Portland Film Festival’s main award, Best Film

Total Blackout to premiere on Sony Max this October

13:44 PM (2 Days ago) Media News
Starting on Friday, 9 October at 21:00 on Sony Max, channel 128 on DStv, Total Blackout, the game show that challenges its contestants to complete fearsome tasks in complete darkness.

Absa pushes the boundaries of brand-consumer engagement with Prosper Café

13:36 PM (2 Days ago) Marketing News
Heard the one about the bank that built a coffee shop? And then gave away their coffee for free? No, probably not, because that’s never been done before. Until now.  

East Coast Radio listeners put their best foot forward for #FlipFlopFriday

13:27 PM (2 Days ago) CSI
People from all around our magnificent province showed the rest of South Africa some serious KwaZulu-Natal spirit today as they put their best feet forward and climbed in on the fun of East Coast Radio’s Flip Flop Friday initiative.

DJ Super Nova has arrived in South Africa

13:09 PM (2 Days ago) Entertainment
Internationally recognised DJ Super Nova arrives in South Africa on today (Friday, 2 October) for his Southern Africa promo tour. DJ Super Nova will perform at events across South Africa as well as do media interviews across the country, and perform in Botswana at the end of the month. 

Media24 meets transformation goals

12:43 PM (2 Days ago) Media News

Media24, has met or exceeded most of the transformation targets set by the Print and Digital Media Transformation Task Team two years after the report was released. 

Zappar takes Engen customers for a ride

12:26 PM (2 Days ago) Marketing News

Engen embarked on a digital and augmented reality marketing campaign in September, setting a new standard for how the business is set to engage and interact with its customers going forward.

Pulling back the curtain on Suzelle DIY

11:50 AM (2 Days ago) Behind The Ad
Suzelle DIY recently did a fashion shoot and interview with Superbalist as she was announced as number one on the Superbalist 100 - a campaign which celebrates 100 young South Africans who are helping to shape our scene, doers, makers, movers and shakers. Dylan Muhlenberg went behind the scenes.

FCB is best performing group on Millward Brown’s Best Liked Ads List

10:23 AM (3 Days ago) Advertising News
With four television commercials out of a possible 20, FCB is the best performing group on Millward Brown's recently released Best Liked Ads lists. 

Algoa FM to welcome new line-up in November

10:00 AM (3 Days ago) Media News
Algoa FM listeners will be greeted with a fresh new sound and a new line-up from Monday, 2 November. “A number of changes have been planned with a view to refresh the sound of Algoa FM ahead of summer 2015,” says Algoa FM operations director Alfie Jay. 

Trend report: Facebook animation, guessing games and Trevor Noah taking over America

9:57 AM (3 Days ago) Trending

A week has passed by since our last Trend Report, and with it hashtags have risen and fallen, pictures and videos have reached viral status and social media platforms have made big announcements. Let's login and take a look at this week's heavy hitters.

Grey named Cannes Lions North American Network of the Year

9:46 AM (3 Days ago) Awards
The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity has named Grey its 2015 North American Network of the Year.

2016 Cape Town Art Fair announces curators of special project, Tomorrows/Today

9:25 AM (3 Days ago) Events
The Cape Town Art Fair is proud to announce the first of its special projects, Tomorrows/Today. To be co-curated by Azu Nwagbogu and Ruth Simbao, the project will feature eight solo representations by artists who are at the cutting edge of experimental contemporary art production.

Bryan Little celebrates urban Africa maker culture for Vigo

8:59 AM (3 Days ago) Advertising News
Fly On The Wall’s Bryan Little directed The World Needs More of You, an Adforce spot for Vigo, Namibia Breweries’ non-alcoholic malt drink. 

Arthur Goldstuck on the state of social media in South Africa

8:53 AM (3 Days ago) Social Media News
At a recent conference, Arthur Goldstuck, founder and managing director of World Wide Worx, revealed the main findings of the latest SA Social Media Landscape 2015 Report, published in conjunction with Fuseware.

Lilian Dube to celebrate birthday, launch Celebrities for Good Causes Foundation

8:06 AM (3 Days ago) Publicity News
Nationally acclaimed multiple award winning actress and producer, Lilian Dube is celebrating her 70th birthday this year by launching the Celebrities for Good Causes Foundation. 

Cinema Nouveau to host the 22nd Japanese Film Festival this October

7:12 AM (3 Days ago) Entertainment
Following in the tradition of bringing the best of international art-house films and film festivals from around the globe to South African audiences, Cinema Nouveau is once again the exclusive host of the 22nd Japanese Film Festival

Posterscope to participate in the world’s largest ever ad campaign

16:17 PM (3 Days ago) Marketing News

In what aims to become the world’s largest-ever advertising campaign, out of home (OOH) communications agency Posterscope has announced their participation in Project Everyone, the brainchild of filmmaker and Comic Relief founder Richard Curtis. 

Steven Murray joins Zomato SA

16:05 PM (3 Days ago) People on the Move

Steven Murray joins Zomato South Africa, the restaurant discovery platform, as the new country manager taking over from Heino Gehle.

Amorphous New Media continues to grow

15:58 PM (3 Days ago) People on the Move

In line with their recent independence from the Time Media Group, Amorphous New Media has extended the team with two seasoned digital and sales specialists. 

The Walking Dead is back on FOX

15:39 PM (3 Days ago) Entertainment

Zombie thriller The Walking Dead, which consistently beat its own record for the most watched drama series in basic cable in the U.S., returns for its sixth season on Monday, 12 October on FOX.

Creativity showdown for scholarships

15:26 PM (3 Days ago) Events

Six performers will get a once in a lifetime opportunity during preparations for the 7th ACT DALRO Nedbank Scholarships Awards finale.

Soapbox Communications to handle Showville’s media and communications requirements

15:16 PM (3 Days ago) New Accounts
Soapbox Communications & Events has been appointed by Okuhle Media as the Media Relations and Communications Agency for Showville, the local version of Sony’s international hit TV series. 

An introduction to brand loyalty

14:46 PM (3 Days ago) Editorial Desk
Loyalty is paramount in any relationship. When it comes to loyalty between a brand and their consumers, marketing plays the role of the mediator. These middlemen need to ensure there is trust, faithfulness and, most importantly, positive feelings flowing - especially in the brand’s direction.

International animation film, The Snow Queen, to be released in Afrikaans

14:41 PM (3 Days ago) Entertainment
Die Sneeukoningin (The Snow Queen) is an international animation movie which will be released exclusively in Afrikaans only at cinemas across South Africa for the first time on 30 October 2015.

Adopt-a-School Foundation donates books to school children

13:40 PM (3 Days ago) CSI
Libraries at Matlaba Primary School and Mokakana Primary School in the Bodibe village in the North West Province and Modilati Secondary School in Hammanskraal, Gauteng, will have their libraries furnished with books from some of the country’s greatest leaders. 

Free calls make great marketing

10:31 AM (4 Days ago) Marketing News
Patrick Palmi is an African businessman with a difference. He's an executive at a global organisation during the day. But after hours, he's helping retailers understand how to give lower LSM African consumers something they truly value - talk-time with friends and family by sponsoring their calls as a reward or incentive.

MTV Base goes face-to-face with AKA

10:08 AM (4 Days ago) Entertainment
On Friday, 2 October MTV Base VJ Sizwe Dhlomo will host an exclusive and candid MTV Base interview, with South African Hip Hop sensation, AKA, as the channel aims to find out the story behind the story, face-to-face with the man himself.

Lowe + Partners SA does New York bootcamp

18:49 PM (4 Days ago) Advertising News
The Institute CBS Bootcamp was launched in the summer of 2011. Since then, it has become a space where rising stars of the Lowe International network meet face to face to crack live briefs, solve problems, incubate ideas, and nurture great talent. 

Facebook aims to give people a better ads experience

18:43 PM (4 Days ago) Social Media News
Since February 2015, Facebook has seen 25% growth in the number of active advertisers and now has 2.5 million advertisers using the platform to connect people and businesses. 

Entries for The GAPP Awards are now open

18:34 PM (4 Days ago) Awards
In March 2015, Sentient Publishing in association with Avery Dennison, launched The GAPP Awards, a broad-based printing competition designed to allow printers in all sectors of the industry to compete for recognition according to the categories of print in which they are active.

Whet your audience’s snappetite

18:27 PM (4 Days ago) Opinion
Since the dawn of Instagram, plates have become the new canvases. So says Margi Sheard, managing director of Greatstock.

Glenfiddich celebrates South Africa’s unsung mavericks

18:14 PM (4 Days ago) Social Media News
Digital campaigns are not new to alcohol brands although the recent #GlenfiddichMaverick campaign, created by digital innovation company Platinum Seed, is changing the way the single malt whisky brand connects with South African consumers. 

Lebogang Rasethaba behind the camera for Sons of Kemet’s new music video

18:05 PM (4 Days ago) Media News
Arcade Content’s Lebogang Rasethaba directed In the Castle of My Skin, a new music video for award-winning UK jazz band Sons of Kemet. 

Join AutoTrader to #DriveChange for Qhubeka

17:49 PM (4 Days ago) CSI
AutoTrader invites you to colour in their new fleet of corporate cars. Help create contemporary mobile art by colouring in between the lines drawn on by artists such as Lazi Mathebula (aka Greiispaces).

Ad-blocking technology could be good news for Out of Home

17:38 PM (4 Days ago) Opinion
As media consumption has become more technologically diverse, so techniques for ad avoidance have become more technologically sophisticated. So says MetropolitanRepublic's head of Planning, Stuart Walsh.
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